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Back in 1855, literary icons would gather at the Parker House Hotel for the all-male Saturday Club. Now, a bunch of mostly female Boston-based poets are hosting public literary events at the same historic…
03.24 / 10:44
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Weather this weekend won't be very eventful, but there will be a lot of clouds and a few light periods of…
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LUNENBURG -- The budget for Lunenburg public schools will expand by more than 6 percent if it is approved by the School Committee May…
FITCHBURG -- Citing his long history of criminal activity along with the drug-trafficking charges he faces now, District Court Judge Margaret Guzman deemed Patrick Byars a danger to the community and ordered him held for 120 days during a…
FITCHBURG -- Leominster and Fitchburg school administrators are looking to improve math education through a $100,375 grant from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary…
ASHBURNHAM -- Library assistant Janet Peterson had been taking books to elderly residents in her own time for several years before she recently decided to add it as a new service to…
LEOMINSTER -- A Fitchburg man who allegedly shoplifted then punched a Target employee in the face was arraigned Thursday on shoplifting and assault charges, according to court…
SPONSORED POST: With springtime’s early arrival to the area, the promise of warmer days feels well within reach. Have you considered your child’s summer plans yet?    At EXPLO summer programs, students are exposed to ideas and people they may not encounter at home or in school. Whether it’s designing off-road vehicles, investigating crime scenes, [……
03.24 / 10:34
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Lauded as a visionary leader with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, academic excellence and the transformative power of higher education, Robert E. Johnson was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by a unanimous vote of the UMass Board of…
03.24 / 10:21
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HARWICH – An event Saturday will showcase farmers from across Cape Cod and the products they grow. The 8th annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event will be held at the Harwich Community Center from noon to 3:30 p.m. The collaboration between The Harwich Conservation Trust and the Cape & Islands Farm Bureau will provide an [&#…
03.24 / 10:11
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NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health has joined the Massachusetts Value Alliance. The Alliance, which was formed by Emerson Hospital in Concord, South Shore Medical Center in South Weymouth and Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, aims to lower costs and improve care by sharing best practices. Southcoast Health is comprised of several facilities in Southeastern Mass…
03.24 / 10:11
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Part 1:  The crisis beyond the horizon       By William C. Shelton (The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers) There will come …
SPRINGFIELD  — The operators of a western Massachusetts power plant have been sentenced to pay more than $7 million after pleading guilty to tampering with emissions equipment and submitting bogus reports to regulators in violation of the Clean Air Act.Federal prosecutors say Berkshire Power Company— the owner of Berkshire Power Plant —and its management company Power Plant Management Services were sentenced Wednesday in Springfield to pay a combined $3.25 million in criminal fines and $1 m…
03.24 / 10:07
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The operators pleaded guilty to tampering with emissions equipment and submitting false…
03.24 / 10:07
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Jokes bomb, Brady's jersey is found, Sears goes bust, Gorsuch gets grilled, and more from Tom Keane's weekly roundup of the week in the…
03.24 / 09:34
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You wants kids; your partner doesn't. Or your partner wants kids, and you don't. Whatever the scenario, few subjects are as emotionally charged and potentially deal-breaking in a relationship as a disagreement over the decision to become parents. The Sugars take on this tricky topic with the help of the writer Danielle Herzog, who's written in the past about ending her own marriage to become a…
03.24 / 09:34
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A helicopter mother, an admissions dean and a rejection odyssey, by Alexandra…
03.24 / 09:34
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His Rightful Place: Lee wins hard-earned and well-deserved state title By Cary Shuman Mark Lee was coaching his 700th game behind the St. Mary’s bench Sunday night at the TD Garden. It’s a sterling career that began 31 years ago, one not measured by the substantial winning percentage but by the lasting impression he leaves on his players who come through the highly successful St. Mary’s program. “He’s the best coach I’ve ever had,” was the phrase players such as senior stars Michael Zampant…
03.24 / 09:17
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Betty Collar Brown Smith Licensed Practical Nurse; co-founded Christian Library at Cliftondale Congregational Church in Saugus Betty Collar Brown Smith was born in Franklin, Maine, January 9, 1927 to Richard and Florence (Tracy) Collar.  She was the wife of Rev. Walter F. Smith.  They married in Orono, Maine, August 20, 1961.  She was the mother of Beverly Brown Camire, David Brown, and Adrienne Smith Hartman and grandmother to five. Betty was educated in Ellsworth, Maine schools and after …
03.24 / 09:17
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HYANNIS – The Horace Mann Charter Public School in Hyannis held a reading event on Thursday night to celebrate the school being named as one of four across the country to win the “Show Your Love for Literacy” sweepstakes. Winning the contest allowed students at Horace Mann receive a certificate for a book of their choice [&#…
03.24 / 09:04
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